noun pyx·is \ˈpik-səs\
plural pyx·i·des \-sə-ˌdēz\

Definition of PYXIS

:  a capsular fruit that dehisces so that the upper part falls off like a cap

Origin of PYXIS

New Latin, from Latin, box
First Known Use: 1845


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